Brian Robinson Jr. - Commanders RB
As previously stated, quarterback Sam Howell cannot do it alone in this one. The Washington Commanders have tasked the former fifth-round pick with significant responsibilities in terms of throwing, which is a crash course in what it takes to be a productive player under center and one he's coped with admirably aside from the odd indifferent outing.
If the Commanders want to beat the Seattle Seahawks at a venue where they've enjoyed real success over the years, then establishing the run is crucial. With 447 rushing yards and five touchdowns through nine games, this would be a great time for Brian Robinson Jr. to have his genuine breakout contest.
Robinson has the physical tools and necessary burst to become a huge factor. Eric Bieniemy's preference to throw the football - especially when the Commanders fall behind by even a slight deficit - has restricted his numbers to a certain degree, but that does nothing to detract from how important his role could be if early momentum is generated.
The Seahawks have a potent running back tandem in Kenneth Walker III and rookie Zach Charbonnet. Washington must match fire with fire, which would allow them to control the clock and open things up downfield when opportunities arise.
The former Alabama star looks more than capable of shouldering a heavy load and should be relatively fresh with just 113 rushing attempts so far. Hopefully, the correct usage could see Robinson inch up to his first 100-yard rushing game of the season.